As we frequently get asked for our favourite outdoor garden venues, what better way than to highlight the best ones on our list! If you're a couple dreaming of a natural and picturesque wedding surrounded by lush landscapes and blooming flora, you've come to the right place. Sydney and NSW is blessed with an array of beautiful outdoor garden venues that provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of love.
From hidden gems nestled along Sydney Harbour to majestic estates in the greater NSW countryside, we have curated a handpicked selection of venues that embody the essence of romance and nature's splendour. We recommend organising a site visit to any wedding venue you're strongly interested in prior to booking, so that you can see for yourself what they're like in person. We hope our round up of these beautiful outdoor garden wedding venues across Sydney and NSW leave you inspired for your dream garden wedding!
McKell Park, Darling Point
McKell Park, a hidden gem nestled along Sydney Harbour, offers an idyllic outdoor garden wedding venue that exudes charm and romance. Located in Sydney suburb Darling Point, this enchanting location provides a serene escape from the city's hustle, making it a perfect spot to exchange vows amidst nature's beauty.
With lush lawns, meandering pathways, and breathtaking waterfront views, McKell Park sets a picturesque stage for an unforgettable wedding celebration. The gentle sea breeze and the tranquil ambiance create an intimate and magical atmosphere, making every moment of your special day even more cherished.
Versatility is the hallmark of McKell Park, accommodating both intimate ceremonies and grand affairs with ease. Whether you envision an intimate gathering under the shade of ancient trees or a grand celebration overlooking the glistening Sydney Harbour, this outdoor garden wedding venue ensures a seamless blend of elegance and natural splendour.
Beautiful photography by James Bennett of a real wedding captured at McKell Park that we designed the flowers for, alongside wedding planning and styling by Fenn Studio. You can see more photos from this wedding over at Polka Dot Wedding.
Milton Park, Bowral
Just within a couple of hours drive down south from Sydney, you'll come across the heavenly Milton Park in Bowral NSW. It's not only a spectacular all-in-one wedding venue, but a wonderful place for a long weekend, with refined gardens, an impeccable swimming pool, and spa. Milton Park stands as a timeless outdoor garden wedding venue that epitomises elegance and natural beauty.
Nestled in the picturesque Southern Highlands, this enchanting estate boasts sprawling gardens, lush lawns, and a charming lake, creating a romantic backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of love. As one of the best outdoor garden wedding venues in countryside NSW, Milton Park exudes a sense of tranquility and sophistication, making it an idyllic setting for exchanging vows amidst nature's embrace.
Wedding couples seeking a touch of luxury and serenity will find Milton Park to be the perfect destination for their dream garden wedding, and a great escape from busy Sydney! Absolutely magical in Spring with all the flowers blooming, it's equally as gorgeous in Autumn and other seasons. These photos are by Hilary Cam, a wedding photographer with whom we've worked with many times. With its timeless charm and stunning landscapes, Milton Park promises to create cherished memories for you and your guests as you embark on a new chapter of your love story.
Centennial Parklands, Sydney
Centennial Park, a hidden oasis in the heart of Sydney, is a captivating outdoor garden wedding venue that embodies the essence of natural beauty and romance. With various vast open spaces to choose from, like the She-Oak Grove, Paperbark Grove, Rose Garden and Pine Grove, this enchanting park offers an idyllic setting for couples seeking a dreamy and unforgettable wedding celebration close to the Sydney centre
Imagine exchanging vows amidst the beauty of blooming gardens, ancient trees, and tranquil lakes, while gentle breezes carry the promise of new beginnings. With its versatility and natural allure, Centennial Park is the perfect canvas to curate your dream garden wedding, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
In addition to it being a beautiful wedding ceremony option, you also have the modern Centennial Homestead as your reception space on offer within close proximity to whichever space you choose as your ceremony location. As a preferred vendor at Centennial Homestead, we love recommending designs that can be easily repurposed from ceremony to reception - another win! These images above have been taken by We Are Origami, a beautiful fine art wedding photographer that we've had the pleasure of working with many times!
Rhyanna Park, Chatsbury NSW
An absolute secret gem that's hidden away deep into the NSW countryside, the incomparable Rhyanna Park in Chatsbury, located around 33km from Goulburn. Rhyanna Park is an enchanting and charming outdoor garden wedding venue that seamlessly fuses farm-house allure with Georgian grandeur.
It houses an expansive double-story sandstone homestead, offering a picturesque setting for your special day to get ready and stay overnight. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of immaculately maintained gardens that serve as a stunning foreground against acres of rolling green hills.
We couldn't believe our eyes when we arrived at the venue, the gardens and fountain at the front of the estate is every flower lover's and florist's dream come true! These photos are from a real wedding that we provided for the flowers for, photographed by The Storyteller's Wedding Collective. Embrace the rustic elegance of Rhyanna Park as you exchange vows amidst the beauty of nature and the timeless charm of this countryside estate, a true beauty of a wedding venue!
Bendooley Estate, Berrima
Popular Bendooley Estate, nestled in the picturesque Southern Highlands near Sydney, is an amazing all-in-one wedding venue featuring an outdoor garden ceremony Lakeside location that exudes rustic charm and natural elegance. Surrounded by rolling hills, majestic trees, and a charming lake, this estate offers a magical setting for couples seeking a romantic and intimate celebration of their love.
As one of the most enchanting outdoor garden wedding venues near Sydney, Bendooley Estate showcases sprawling gardens and lush lawns, providing a dreamy backdrop for exchanging vows and creating lasting memories. The estate's historic charm and natural beauty come together to create an idyllic ambiance, making every moment of your special day truly unforgettable.
Imagine walking down the aisle amidst vibrant blooms and serene landscapes, surrounded by your loved ones. Bendooley Estate's timeless allure and versatile spaces make it an ideal canvas to bring your wedding vision to life. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair, this rustic gem ensures a seamless blend of nature's beauty and heartfelt celebrations.
We've flowered up many weddings at Bendooley Estate and know it incredibly well. It's one of our favourite NSW outdoor garden wedding venues, and you can see examples of it beautifully photographed by Jack Chauvel.
Redleaf Wollombi, Hunter Valley
Redleaf Wollombi in Hunter Valley NSW is a dreamy outdoor garden wedding venue that radiates rustic charm and natural beauty. Situated in the heart of the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, this enchanting estate offers a picturesque setting for couples seeking an idyllic and romantic celebration of love.
With immaculate landscaping and charming Tuscan vibes, this outdoor garden wedding venue is about a two hour drive from Sydney CBD. Redleaf Wollombi boasts sprawling gardens, manicured lawns, and vineyard vistas, creating a dreamy backdrop for a wedding ceremony (and reception two-in-one).
Our favourite wedding venues are those where everything can be be done in one location, from getting ready, to ceremony, photo shoot, reception and overnight accommodation for the couple. Stress-free and magical, Redleaf Wollombi is one of these venues! Its rustic allure and versatile spaces make it an ideal canvas to curate your dream garden wedding. These wedding photos have been captured by Cavanagh Photography and they're absolutely gorgeous, such an idyllic venue estate.
Swifts Mansion, Darling Point
If you're looking for something ultra-ultra-luxury with beautiful outdoor garden highlights, then you can't get any better than The Swifts mansion tucked away in Sydney's Darling Point.
Swifts is a late-Victorian castellated Gothic Revival home owned by the Moran family (of Moran Health Group), a true gem among outdoor garden wedding venues in Sydney NSW. With its inclusion on the National Heritage List, Swifts is a rare survivor among stately private mansions along Sydney Harbour's southern edge, making it a treasure of historical and architectural significance.
Embodying grandeur and elegance, Swifts is described by the Australian Heritage Council as "perhaps the grandest house remaining in Sydney," offering a majestic and romantic backdrop for exchanging wedding vows amidst its meticulously maintained gardens. The ornate details and stunning architecture create a sense of old-world charm, with these photos by wedding phogotrapher Lara Hotz doing it justice!